#VisionFirst! Photo Competition

#VisionFirst! Photo Competition

Deadline: October 10, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: $1,000, Canon 1200 D DSLR camera

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This competition can be a great opportunity to highlight eye health successes and also document unmet need.

We know now that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4–more than 75%–of the world’s vision-impaired are avoidably so.

The photo competition is a great tool to draw a spotlight on eye care issues across the globe and those who are vulnerable to sight conditions—young children, persons with diabetes, older people, people with limited access to health services, etc. With the theme, “#VisionFirst!”, IAPB encourages you to share images that highlight the impact, and strength of our partnerships and most importantly highlight the importance of vision everywhere in the world.

We run the photo competition to mark World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness to mark avoidable blindness and vision impairment.


Please note: “Professional” applies to the quality of the photo and the equipment used (not the setting or qualification of a photographer).

  • Professional
  • Amateur


Every week, we will pick “Editor’s picks” and showcase them on IAPB’s social media accounts, Facebook and Twitter.

Finally, winners will be selected from these Editor’s picks after World Sight Day (the last day of the competition).

  • The Amateur prize will be a professional camera: Canon 1200 D DSLR camera.
  • The professional prize this year will be a cash prize of USD 1000.


  • The competition will be open till 10 October 2019 – World Sight Day, after which we will pick two winners and 5 runners-up.
  • Winners will be announced on 14 October 2019 and contacted by mail following the announcement.

Website: https://photocomp.iapb.org/


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